Customer Review

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This IS the book, 21 July 2011
By 
This review is from: Programming iOS 4: Fundamentals of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Development (Definitive Guide) (Paperback)
I've been trying to learn objective C and iOS programming with 3 books before this one, and I can finally say that I'm learning!

I come from C programming and some other minors languages and needed some deep base to understand how objective C works (which is what, at the end, will guide you thru programming) and the whole first part of this book is all about that: theory and understanding what is everything you see when you look into the code. All the previous books I've used failed on that and so they turned out to be useless for learning (at least I can use them now that I understand what I'm reading).

I think I've learnt a good lesson related to programming books: Never trust a book that starts right writing code unless you already know that language! Early 'Hello World' examples are totally useless since you find yourself writing a bunch of code you don't know what the heck its meaning is and is easy to get discorauged.

Can't stop recommending it, I've truly learnt how objective C works and, if you have a background as mine (at least previous C knowledge), this IS the book for you!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in